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HOW TO SPRAY PAINT A KITCHENAID MIXER

HOW TO SPRAY PAINT A KITCHENAID MIXER

Who doesn’t want a KitchenAid stand mixer? And for $300-600 per mixer, who can afford one?

I’ve always wanted one since one of my past roommates got one for Christmas one year (can you say JEALOUS?). I turned to eBay and found one for $56! It was white with a few blemishes, but I saw this tutorial on You Craft Me Up about how to spray paint it another color (sorry for the low light before photos).




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I picked glossy black Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy (found at Home Depot) which will cover up those marks perfectly.  I put painters tape over all the chrome parts then unscrewed the metal place and back cover piece. I wanted to spray paint this in the first place because there are scratch marks (pictures below).

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The mixer ended up being SUPER dirty…I don’t think the previous owner washed it before they shipped it (GROSS!)!  I placed a plastic bag over the chord and other electronic parts and taped it securely.

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I had a slight mishap here (above pictures). I spent so much time cleaning off a sticker on the back that I didn’t even think to look at the sides (even though it was washed). After the first two coats, the paint was bubbling and easily wiped off even after everything else was dry. I think there might have been some leftover adhesive from the packaging (or from me cleaning off the sticker). So I took nail polish remover and wiped it down, then I had to wash with soap and water to clean off the acidity (?). Then I applied another two coats.




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While starting to tape this piece, it pulled apart into two (above pictures)!  I think it was either broken by the previous owner or broken during shipping.  I used Gorilla Glue to put it back together.  Then, when I unscrewed it, I realized I didn’t paint underneath this (below pictures)!  No big deal – that screw will always be there to cover my mistake.

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After trial and error and a few bumps and bruises (that thing is heavy!), I finally finished.

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This project took me about a week to accomplish, but only because I only worked on it a little bit each day! The cleaning took about an hour because I wanted to be thorough.  And I’m glad I was – to an extent (see mistakes in a lot of pictures above).  I have a few noticeable paint drippings too.

Obviously I’m not a PROFESSIONAL spray painter.  Do they have lessons on that? The actual painting only took like five minutes per sessions.  I think I did about four or five coats total with my mishaps.  It looks great and now I’m proud to call it my own!



36 thoughts on “HOW TO SPRAY PAINT A KITCHENAID MIXER”

  • No way! I had no idea appliances could even be spray painted. WOW. This is such a cool idea – I think I am going to try it.

  • Great DIY tip! I mean, who else would want to get stuck with one boring color when you can have another? And even spray paint it!!!

  • I love the color of my kitchen aid mixer and don’t see me wanting to change out the color but you never know. Now I will know how to paint the kitchen aid if I ever feel the need.

  • You did really good job! I am glad that you shared the mistake she made so that we don’t make them also LOL. Mine is a boring white color and I would love to make it a different color.

  • This is fun! I have always thought about doing this because my color choices and scheme changes but I still love my pink mixer. It is much cheaper to paint it than replace it that is for sure, thanks for the tips!

  • Haha it’s funny how they charge different prices for these mixers and all you have to do is spray paint them yourself! I have a red one and once it gets older or if I get tired of the color I will refer back to this tutorial of how to paint it!

  • Great find on the price and very nice paint job. If you wanted, you could probably go back and sell it for double, triple, or even 4 times more than you paid for it…but I’m sure it will instead because a shiny centerpiece of your kitchen!

  • I had no idea you could spray paint a kitchenaid. I have a white one so if I ever gets beat up then I’ll be doing this too.

  • Wow. You did a good job repainting your mixer! I am quite handy too but I don’t work well with painting crafts. I will have to ask help from my husband if I decide to paint my mixer a different color.

  • I’ve never thought of painting a Kitchenaid mixer. That’s a great idea, and you did a good job. Painting it yourself would give you the freedom to choose any color.

  • You did an amazing job upgrading this KitchenAid mixer. I have my eye on a large used professional mixer which seems more doable with your help. Makes me think of all the other appliances I could spray paint around the house.

  • This make over is great you have really achieved a fantastic finish on it and the kitchen aid l ike new .I am sure you are thrilled at the end result. I hope you find more bargains like this to up cycle.

  • I love this idea! Sometimes you find that the colours you don’t want are the ones on sale so this is a great way to get the mixer you want and also have it in the colour you want too!

  • I think you have done a great job spray painting and cleaning the mixer. You are right, they are not cheap but people do sell them just because they don’t look like new anymore. You’re scored yourself a great bargain 🙂

  • Oh wow, haha that’s actually pretty cool! I love the after version better, looks more of a classy machine! If it was me, I’d do a pretty color, like yellow, orange, or green!

  • I’m a keen crafter and always painting different items (mostly pieces of furniture) , However I have never attempted to spray paint anything and especially not metal. I think you have done a great job especially as its your first project. I think patience is the most important quality to ensure success when tackling these kind of projects and you have plenty of that.

  • katie – you have posted what i could never do as i am lazy as —- when it comes to such delicates matters such as that..i would probably dip the machine in a bowl of paint and hope for the best :p – but i have to say it looks really good in the pic

  • I can’t believe you tried that! I would be scared to death to spray paint appliances but you make it look so fun and easy Im staring to have second thoughtS!

  • I never would have thought about painting my mixer before! What a great idea. Now I can have one in that cool robin-egg blue that I’ve been coveting. Thank-you for a wonderful tutorial! x

  • This is so cool. I had no idea that a Kitchenaid Mixer could be painted. I’m not very crafty, but I might give this a try. Ours is really old and worn looking.

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